August 19, 2008

Andrews Impressed With the Huskies

After picking up an offer from Washington back on June 9th, Crenshaw High School's Marcus Andrews used the summer to show the rest of the Pac-10 what they are missing. He had a good showing at the B2G Elite camp, then earned recognition for a stand out performance at The Adidas 7-on-7 national championships held in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite an impressive summer Washington is still his only offer. The early attention means a lot to Andrews as he ponders his college future.

"I feel like I want to commit now, but at the same time I know I should take my time and wait," explained Andrews. "A lot of schools want to see how my summer school went and they want to see my first two games of my senior season. I should stay open, and I do want to see what is out there, but a part of me wants to commit."

Andrews is receiving attention from many Pac-10 schools and notes that he is also high on Oregon State and Arizona State, but it may take a lot to make up for lost time.

"It means a lot to me that they [Washington] offered me early. I feel like playing there and showing the other schools that passed on me why they should have also offered me," explained Andrews. "Even if they come in late, Washington was there from the beginning. They sent people to watch my workout and they took a chance on me before anyone else did. I feel like I had a really good junior season and summer too."

Andrews did have an impressive junior season that saw him help Crenshaw to the state semifinals while collecting over 30 tackles, four pass deflections, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and a fumble recovery. For his efforts he earned first team all-league honors and caught the attention of the Husky coaching staff. Washington also caught Andrews' eyes and so did current Husky commit Nathan Fellner whom he met at a camp this summer.

"During a camp this summer me and Nate [Fellner] talked a lot and we actually just spoke on the phone the other day. He has told me how good Washington's stadium and facilities are. Everything he tells me about them is real good and he is glad to be committed."

Andrews paid attention to the Huskies last season and saw them lose five games by seven points or less. Despite the current struggles he's confident it could be turned around and that he could help.

"I have watched their games and they were all real close. They were in every game and just seemed to lose in the fourth quarter. From what I saw during the games last year I think I might be able to come in and help out right away. I haven't seen the current players at defensive back, but I think I can help them win."

Andrews hopes to take an official visit to Seattle and plans on attending the Huskies' game at USC. Things could heat up for Andrews services by then and Washington should be right in the mix.

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